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TEMPORARY Limited Commissioned Ranger - Mueller State Park

at State of Colorado

Pay: up to $12/hour
$12 - $
Posted: 2/25/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2357248
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information


To apply, please submit only your application (without attachments such as resumes
or cover letters). This announcement will remain open until FILLED.

Please apply on or before MARCH 15, 2019.

The mission of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors.  In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Customer service is a key component for every position across state government.  We are focused on improving Efficiency (use of resources), Effectiveness (impact of our work), and Elegance (graceful service interactions).

Our Mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Description of Job

  • Patrol Mueller State Park campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and backcountry.  Enforce state park and wildlife laws and regulations (Title-33).
  • Assist park visitors, collect revenue and work in entrance stations.
  • Utilizes park specific computer systems related to revenue transaction processing, report writing, daily logs and other operational processes.
  • Requires frequent contact and interactions with others including customers, co-workers and volunteers amd may coordinate and supervise trail crew projects. 
  • Monitors natural resources and performs trail maintenance/construction activities such as wire fence repair, chainsaw operation and removal of fallen or dangerous trees from trail corridors.
  • Performs maintenance duties related to park facilities, grounds, vehicles, and equipment (ATV operation and maintenance may be required).
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Rental housing may be available. 
  • Uniform shirts are provided. Other limited items will need to be purchased at employee's expense.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Must be free of felony convictions or pending charges- consideration will be given to all other previous violations of law, including misdemeanor violations, domestic violence, traffic, and conservation laws.
  • Must have or be able to attain First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Must be able to perform physical work in adverse conditions including ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly throughout workday.
  • Must be able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Must complete a comprehensive background check.
  • Must attend and successfully complete required Colorado State Park training (may include full exposure to OC spray)
  • ATV Safety Certification, ATV operation and maintenance experience is preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge of trail construction and maintenance techniques, wire fence repair, and chainsaw operation is a plus. 

Supplemental Information

CPW is committed to fairness and equality of opportunity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

E-Verify employer:  The Department of Natural Resources participates in E-Verify in accordance with the program's Right to Work for all newly-hired employees  Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility. You may complete section 1 of the I-9 form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than the third day, you are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Toll–Free Applicant Support - Technical Help
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